On This Day

Musicians Who Died in 1896

  • Jan 28 Joseph Barnby, composer, dies at 57
  • Feb 4 Henry David Leslie, composer, dies at 73
  • Feb 12 Ambrose Thomas, French opera composer (Mignon), and music professor, dies at 84
  • Feb 13 Carl Martin Reinthaler, German composer, dies at 73
  • Apr 5 John Rogers Thomas, Welsh-American baritone and composer of popular, classical, and sacred music, dies at 66
  • Apr 12 Alexander Ritter, German composer, dies at 62
  • Apr 30 Antonio Cagnoni, Italian opera composer, dies at 68
  • May 12 Juan Morel Campos, Puerto Rican composer (Danza), dies at 38
  • May 20 Clara Schumann, German pianist and composer of the Romantic era, dies of a stroke at 76
  • Jun 7 Pavlos Carrer, Greek composer (Isabella d'Aspeno), dies at 67
  • Jun 11 Friedrich Gottlieb Schwencke, German organist and composer, dies at 72
  • Jul 6 Alexander Sergeyevich Famintsin, Russian composer, dies at 54
  • Aug 18 Frederick Nichols Crouch, composer, dies at 88
  • Sep 1 Johannes Habert, composer, dies at 62
  • Sep 16 Antônio Carlos Gomez, Brazilian opera composer, 1st from New World to be successful in Europe, dies at 60
  • Sep 20 Gottfried Conradi, Norwegian composer, dies at 76
  • Sep 23 Gilbert Duprez, French composer, dies at 89

Person of interestAnton Bruckner

Oct 11 Anton Bruckner, Austrian composer (Te Deum, Wagner Symphony), Wagner disciple and "monumental bore", dies at 72

Composer Anton Bruckner
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Anton Bruckner
  • Nov 12 Spyridon Xyndas, Greek composer, dies at 84
  • Nov 13 Antonio Peña y Goñi, Spanish composer, dies at 50
  • Nov 22 Leon Leopold Lewandoski, Polish composer, dies at 65